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Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

Tumut forestry plantation expansion

Tumut is a prime contender for forestry plantation expansion, a soon-to-be released study from the Softwoods Working Group will show. Source: Tumut & Adelong Times The study is in conjunction with research undertaken by the Australian Forest Products Association, who are looking t
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Heyfield would become a ghost town

A packed community meeting at Heyfield in regional Victoria has heard that without the local timber mill the place will become a “ghost town”. Source: ABC News A crowd of more than 1000 spilled into the foyer of the Memorial Hall and some watched on a television screen out
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Temporary lifeline for Heyfield

Hundreds of timber workers have been handed a temporary lifeline after the owner of Australia’s largest hardwood mill agreed to hold off on shutting down for at least a month. Source: Herald Sun Australian Sustainable Hardwoods has delayed its decision on whether to close the Heyfield
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Today’s Gin Gin Field Day postponed

Private Forestry Service Queensland’s Tobin Field Day near Gin Gin has been postponed. Source: Timberbiz The field day, which had been scheduled for today (February 2) was put on the backburner because of problems with the availability of a chipping machine. It is now hoped to h
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Global outlook for bioenergy in 2017

The global wood pellet market has endured a challenging 2016. Acute oversupply in both industrial and heating sectors, combined with relatively warm temperatures and overrunning maintenance issues at Drax have pressured operating rates and led to a record drop in prices. Source: Bioen
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Forestry Tractors market report released

The Forestry Tractors Market for Global and Chinese Industry Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the present market scenario of the global Forestry Tractors Industry with a special focus on China market. The report summarizes key statistics of the market and the ov
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Chile faces disaster in burning forests

Vast woodland fires in the center and south of Chile have caused “the biggest forestry disaster in our history,” President Michelle Bachelet said Monday, canceling a trip abroad to supervise the emergency. Source: Yahoo7 A total of 130 square kilometers (500 square miles)
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Sandalwood oil processing in WA

A sandalwood oil processing facility has been opened in the WA Goldfields. Source: Business News The Australian Dutjahn Botanical Products’ sandalwood oil processing facility, a joint venture between Dutjahn Custodians and Australian Botanical Products, was established Botanical Produ
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Renewable forest products can help economy

Global production of all major wood products grew for the sixth consecutive year in 2015, with increases in production volumes of up to 8 percent, according to new data published by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (UN FAO). Key trends identified include: a
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